Tag Archive: Helio Castroneves

Sep 16

Castroneves leads Penske sweep of top 3 in Sonoma practice

Helio Castroneves led both practice sessions

Helio CastronevesThe Verizon IndyCar championship battle rages to its climax this weekend at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma with two Team Penske drivers vying for the title, but it was a third Penske pilot stealing the spotlight on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Castroneves atop speed chart in final ABC Supply 500 practice

The driver of the No. 3 Hitachi Chevrolet set fast lap

Helio CastronevesHelio Castroneves came up short of capturing his second consecutive Pocono Raceway pole earlier in the day, but the Team Penske driver proved his pace in final practice for the ABC Supply 500. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Indy cars are racing on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the 32nd time with this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Mid-Ohio notebook: Even veterans struggle to get handle on track

Will PowerIt is one of the favorite circuits for the drivers but can also be one of the trickiest, even to successful Team Penske veterans Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Power wins Honda Indy Toronto to continue charge

It also moved Power into second in the 2016 championship

2016-07-15_022 It was never a certainty for Team Penske’s Will Power, but speed, strategy and a nail-biting one-lap dash at the Honda Indy Toronto culminated in the Australian scoring his third win of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season – all in the past four races – and climbing one step higher on the all-time win list.

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May 31

Rossi earns $2.54 million for winning 100th Indianapolis 500

Rossi was the first rookie winner since Helio Castroneves in 2001

Victory BanquetAlexander Rossi earned $2,548,743 from an overall purse of $13,273,253 for his victory on Sunday in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Castroneves takes on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ obstacle course

NASCAR’s Ricky Stenhouse was also scheduled to compete

Helio CastronevesOn a rain-soaked night in Indianapolis, Helio Castroneves was the lone Verizon IndyCar Series driver able to take to the “American Ninja Warrior” course in Indianapolis. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Castroneves back on top as Phoenix test comes to close

Missing the most of the early session didn’t affect Helio Castroneves too much

Helio CastronevesThe three-time Indianapolis 500 winner made up for lost time by setting the fastest lap in the final three-hour session of the Verizon IndyCar Series Test in the West, a two-day promoter test at Phoenix International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Castroneves unofficially breaks Phoenix track record on test’s opening day

The Test in the West is already bringing out the best in Team Penske. Record best.

Helio CastronevesHelio Castroneves led four Team Penske drivers in the top six after the first session of the Phoenix International Raceway promoter test Feb. 26, with a lap time that unofficially eclipsed the track record on the 1.022-mile short oval. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Preseason activity continues with Sonoma test

The test marked the first Indy car activity of the year

Helio CastronevesPreparations for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season continued as six drivers completed a one-day test session at Sonoma Raceway on Feb. 10. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Legendary numbers: When it comes to career starts, look to Helio, TK

One of a series of stories highlighting where current Verizon IndyCar Series stars rank statistically in the history of the sport

Helio CastronevesWith 16 races scheduled for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Helio Castroneves could move into the top five on the all-time Indy car list for starts. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 08

INDYCAR stars shine bright at Montoya’s karting event

In Sunday’s finale, GP2 competitor Julien Leal held off Montoya and Chaves to take the win

Gabby Chaves leads the field at the 2014 Race of the Stars event hosted by Juan Pablo Montoya.A win and a runner-up finish was good enough for 2015 Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya at his annual Carrera De Estrellas karting event in Colombia. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 12

Firestone tire test, team testing on the IMS oval

Six Verizon IndyCar Series drivers will participate in on-track testing Aug. 12 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tire TestThe 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET session will incorporate a Firestone tire test to be conducted with Marco Andretti in the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves in the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet, along with four drivers participating in team testing on the 2.5-mile oval. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Scott Dixon to mark 250 starts: ‘Goal now is to get to 300’

Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan reached milestones with their 300th Indy car starts in May.

Scott DixonNow it’s Scott Dixon’s turn July 12 in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Power predicts shootout among Penske foursome

“I think pole is going to be fought out between the Penske drivers”

Will PowerReigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power has watched Team Penske teammates Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud top the speed chart in practice for the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Pagenaud joins Penske as fourth driver for 2015

Next year, he’ll be their teammate.

Verizon IndyCar logoSimon Pagenaud entered the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale as a championship contender along with Will Power and Helio Castroneves of Team Penske. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Kanaan wins 1st of year; Power clinches 1st title

“Tonight showed everyone the strength of our team” – Roger Penske

Verizon IndyCar logo Will Power earned his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship with a ninth-place finish in the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Conway wins back end of Toronto doubleheader

Bourdais wins Toronto Race 1, first since 2007

 

2014-07-20_0023Mike Conway earned his second Verizon IndyCar Series victory of the season by holding off Tony Kanaan over a three-lap sprint to the finish in the second race of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader. It had been a long and winding road between victories for Sebastien Bourdais.

Jun 02

Castroneves completes sweep for Chevy, Penske

“We came out with the Hitachi car spot on” – Castroneves

Helio Castroneves - photo © Bret Kelley - IndyCar Media It was an impromptu eruption of joy on June 18, 2000, on Belle Isle, and the fence climb instantly became Helio Castroneves’ signature victory celebration.

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May 30

F1 ‘a bunch of politics’ – Castroneves

“Every sport has politics, but it’s so bad.”

2012-07-07 TorontoIndy Gail 038Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves has slammed formula one for being “all politics”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Ecclestone eyes Brazil switch to Rio for 2016

“The mayor has told me they can get it done” – Ecclestone.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he is considering dropping Interlagos from the F1 calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

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